January 2010

Ask Gus: The Stare

Tag: culture, language, survival korean
Ask Gus: The Stare

 

Dear Professor,

I have been in Korea for a few months now and I am really enjoying it. One thing bothers me though. I am from Canada. There, when you make eye contact, it is expected that you give some sort of recognition to the other person --even a nod. Here, on the subway, I find people sometimes just stare into my eyes with no expression at all. It feels really awkward. What gives??

Sincerely,

Eye Candy


 

Dear Eye Candy,



Hyundai: The Recession Surprise

Tag: cars, hyundai, reviews
Hyundai: The Recession Surprise

 



Chinese Indie Band 'Carsick Cars'

Tag: bar, Basement, Chinese Indie Band 'Carsick Cars', music
Chinese Indie Band 'Carsick Cars'

 

Carsick Cars, a Beijing-based indie band formed in 2005, that has opened for acts such as Sonic Youth on their European tour will stop in Busan this week as part of their drive across Korea.



A Better Year for Korean Fliers?

Tag: air tickets, airport, flying, lufthansa
A Better Year for Korean Fliers?

 

When I was a kid I had a toy airplane with some strange, apparently English word on it that I could never pronounce. No matter, I flew it around the house on international flight between bedrooms just like any of my other flying toys. It wasn't until years later that I learned the strange word was German: “Lufthansa.”



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